Carrier oil, also known as base oil or vegetable oil, is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy.on the other hand a carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually from the seeds, kernels or the nuts.If applied to the skin undiluted, essential oils, absolutes, CO2s and other concentrated aromatics can cause severe irritation, sensitization, redness or burning or other reactions in some individuals. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential and other oils prior to topical application. The term carrier oil is derived from their purpose in carrying the essential oil onto the skin. Aloe vera gel and unscented body lotion are also commonly used as "carriers." For the scope of this article, however, we will be focusing upon the use of natural vegetable oils as carriers.

 

Each carrier oil offers a different combination of therapeutic properties and characteristics. The choice of carrier oil can depend on the therapeutic benefit being sought.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Avocado oil  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Aloe vera oil  
 

 

 

 

 

 

  Walnut oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Hazel nut oil

 

 

 

 

  Neem oil

 

 

 

 

  Apricot oil

 

 

 

 

 Soyabean oil
 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  Evening Primrose oil

 

   
 Hampseed oil
   
 

 

 

 Aloe vera Gel
   

 

 

 Argan oil